How To Register And All Other Questions Answered

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Vaccination For 45-Plus: How To Register And All Other Questions Answered

Vaccination: The Centre intends to ramp up the vaccination drive amid a massive Covid surge (File)

New Delhi:
People who are 45 and above can get vaccinated against the coronavirus from April 1, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a press conference today. The decision was taken by the cabinet on the basis of the advice of Covid task force and experts, he added. Currently, only those above 60 and those above 45 with co-morbidities are being inoculated. With this, the Centre intends to ramp up the vaccination drive amid a massive Covid surge. So far, 4.85 crore people have at least received one dose of the coronavirus vaccines. The big question, however, is: How to register for vaccination?

  1. Beneficiaries can register and book an appointment through the dedicated CoWIN portal or the Arogya Setu app.

  2. On CoWIN, enter your mobile number and click on the send OTP icon. Then, enter the OTP received on the phone and click on the verify button.

  3. On Aarogya Setu, go to the CoWIN tab, tap on the Vaccination tab and click on Proceed. Fill details in the registration form. You will receive a confirmation message after the registration.

  4. A person who has registered can link up to four people with one mobile number.

  5. You can schedule an appointment by clicking on a calendar icon, below a column named Action. You will be required to fill in the beneficiaries’ details in the “Book Appointment for Vaccination” page.

  6. Beneficiaries can reschedule or cancel appointments through the portal or the mobile application for the second dose. A digital record of every vaccination is being maintained.

  7. If you want to reschedule, you can again log in with your mobile number, enter OTP and make the changes by clicking on the edit icon below the ‘Action’ column.

  8. After the vaccination process is completed, a digital certificate will be sent to the portal or app. This can be downloaded.

  9. On the centre’s letter to states yesterday to increase the gap between two doses of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield, Mr Javadekar said doctors would prescribe the right time for the second dose.

  10. “The second dose has to be between four to eight weeks. Doctors will decide when it is best to take the second shot,” he said.

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